With more than 1,100 entries written by an international group of over 150 contributors, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture brings together myriad strands of social, political and cultural life in the post-1945 German-speaking world.
With a unique structure and format, an inclusive treatment of the concept of culture, and coverage of East, West and post-unification Germany, as well as Austria and Switzerland, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture is the first reference work of its kind.
Containing longer overviews of up to 2,000 words, as well as shorter factual entries, cross-referencing to other relevant articles, useful further reading suggestions and extensive indexing, this highly useable volume provides the scholar, teacher, student or non-specialist with an astonishing breadth and depth of information.
Table of Contents
Bayreuth Festival. Brandt, Willy. Constitution. Die Welt. Environmentalism. Folk Music. Frankfurt Book Fair. German Language in Austria. Graf, Steffi. Grass, Günter. Heimat. Journalism. Karajan, Herbert von. Krautrock. Liechtenstein. Luxembourg. Meinhof, Ulrike. Mercedes-Benz. Oktoberfest. Popper, Karl. Pollution. Skinheads. Unification. Volk. Waldheim, Kurt. Wine
'Sandford's exciting new publication provides considerably broader coverage than traditional German reference works. Its articles consist of a judicios mix of biographical and topical entries ... the entries themselves are well written and authoritative ... long and impressive list of contributors contains many well-known names in contemporary German studies. An excellent source for any library.' - Choice
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